Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Theatre, in collaboration with Theatre in the Park, presents Ken Ludwig’s “The Three Musketeers” Friday through Sunday, May 19, 20 and 21 and Thursday through Saturday, May 25, 26 and 27. The play begins at 8 each evening at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site in Petersburg. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7 p.m. in the indoor theatre, and at approximately 7:20 p.m., Director Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, will present a brief talk about the production.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children under the age of 12 and may be purchased online at theatreinthepark.net or by calling 632-5440 or 800.710.9290. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. on show nights.
Ludwig’s adaptation of the famous novel by Alexander Dumas is a hilarious, rollicking and suspenseful adventure. The retelling of the musketeers’ story involves a young man, D’Artagnan, who sets off to join the musketeers. His sister, Sabine, comes along, joining in the swashbuckling and proving her sword-fighting abilities.
“It is a fantastic addition to a great tale,” says Hardiman. “This adaptation balances the roles of men and women quite well. It also adds more fun and swashbuckling!”
LLCC Theatre is committed to education in theatre, emphasizing not only performance but also growth in those involved in the production. Those participating earn college credit or participate through LLCC’s Community Education program.
The cast includes:
Devon Swafford: D’Artagnan
Allen Schmitz: Father, Ravache, Cardinal’s Guard 4, Stranger 2, Servant, Evil Man, British Soldier 1
Sarah Kras: Mother, Elise, Queen, Mother Superior, Abbess, Cardinal’s Guard 7, Wench 2
Amy Cantrall: Sabine
Bryce Robertson: Aramis
Matt Williams: Porthos
Connor McNamara: Athos
Tom Richardson: Cardinal, Cardinal’s Guard 5
Kennideigh McKee: Rochefort, Stanley, Old Woman
Nathan Ihlenfeldt: Cardinal’s Guard 3, King
Brett Wands: Cardinal’s Guard 1, Treville, Innkeeper, Buckingham, Debris, Stranger 1, British Soldier 2
Katie Steinhour: Milady
Jessica Jostes: Adele, Basille, Constance, Fache, British Soldier 3, Sister, Wench 1, Young Woman